Rising Stars

Award Description

The BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group brings together researchers with diverse scientific and clinical interests with a common goal of understanding and engineering molecules, cells, their interactions, and microenvironments in the pursuit of controlling biological processes and improving the practice of medicine. 
 
To maintain its multidisciplinary character and central research focus, the CMBE SIG is committed to supporting new investigators within the field. Towards this goal, the “Rising Star” award has been given to a select group of exceptional junior principal investigators each year. Awardees provide a podium presentation in a special session at the annual conference. 


BMES CMBE Rising Star Award Recipients

Rising Star Awards

2023 

Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani

 

Quanyin Hu

 

Luo Gu

 

Leo YT Chou

 

Xiaoping Bao

 

Evangelia Bellas

 

Katie Galloway

 

Xi Ren

 

Alex Hughes

 

Sara Rouhanifard

 

Carolyn Schutt Ibsen

 

Chelsea Magin

 

Ahmet Coskun

2022

Amanda Randles        amanda.randles@duke.edu

Ilana Brito                   ibrito@cornell.edu

Iwijn De Vlaminck     id93@cornell.edu

Lukasz Bugaj              bugaj@seas.upenn.edu

Spencer Szczesny       ses297@psu.edu

 

2021

Brendon Baker

University of Michigan

bambren@umich.edu

Sidi Bencherif

Northeastern University

s.bencherif@northeastern.edu

Weiqiang Chen

New York University

wchen@nyu.edu

Cesar de la Fuente

University of Pennsylvania

cfuente@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Neha Kamat

Northwestern University

nkamat@northwestern.edu

Ester Kwon

University of California, San Diego

ejkwon@eng.ucsd.edu

Zhen Ma

Syracuse University

zma112@syr.edu

Scott Medina

Pennsylvania State University

shm126@psu.edu

Jeffrey Millman

Washington University in St. Louis

jmillman@wustl.edu

Michael Murrell

Yale University

michael.murrell@yale.edu

 

 

2020

Keyue Shen, University of Southern California

Timothy Downing, University of California, Irvine

Madeleine Oudin, Tufts University

Matthew Fisher, North Carolina State University

Xiaojun Lian, Penn State University

Eunji Chung, University of Southern California

Stephaine Seidlits, University of California, Los Angeles

Gregg Duncan, University of Maryland

 

2019

Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University

Jonathan Rivnay, Northwestern University

Michael Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania

Patrick Cahan, Johns Hopkins University

Kelly Stevens, University of Washington

Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia

 

2018

Liming Bian, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sarah Calve, PhD, Purdue University

Daniel Conway, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Yizhou Dong, PhD, The Ohio State University

Akhilesh Gaharwar, PhD, Texas A&M University

Padmini Rangamani, PhD, University of California, San Diego

John Slater, PhD, University of Delaware

Jeremiah J. Zartman, PhD, University of Notre Dame

2017

Tzahi Cohen-Karni, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Kareen Coulombe, PhD, Brown University

Brandon DeKosky, PhD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Rong Fan, PhD, Yale University

Stephanie Fraley, PhD, University of California San Diego

Jianping Fu, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Penney Gilbert, PhD, University of Toronto

Jason Gleghorn, PhD, University of Delaware

Ngan Huang, PhD, Stanford University

Jenny Jiang, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Allen Liu, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Megan McCain, PhD, USC

Evan Scott, PhD, Northwestern University

Chelsey Simmons, PhD, University of Florida

Qiaobing Xu, PhD, Tufts University


2016

Umut Gurkan, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Amit Pathak, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis

Shipla Sant, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Jae-Won Shin, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago

Feng Zhao, PhD, Michigan Technological University

Pinar Zorlutuna, PhD, University of Notre Dame


2015

Lauren Black, PhD, Tufts University

Ben Cosgrove, PhD, Cornell University

Guohao Dai, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Brendan Harley, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Nic Leipzig, PhD, University of Akron

Siva Vanapalli, PhD, Texas Tech University

2014

Pen-Hsiu Grace Chao, PhD, National Taiwan University

Brenton Hoffman, PhD, Duke University

Lucas Lu, PhD, University of Delaware

Corey Neu, PhD, Purdue University

Michelle Previtera, PhD, Setton Hall University

Ankhur Singh, PhD, Cornell University

Edward Sander, PhD, Iowa State University

Fan Yang, PhD, Stanford University

 

2013

Randolph Ashton, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Nadeen Chahine, PhD, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York

Adam Feinberg, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Doek-Ho Kim, PhD, University of Washington

Wendy Liu, PhD, University of California, Irvine

Krishanu Saha, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Leo Wan, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


2012

Eric Darling, PhD, Brown University

Nathan Gallant, PhD, University of Southern Florida

Charles Gersbach, PhD, Duke University

Jiro Nagatomi, PhD, Clemson University

Shelly Peyton, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cindy Reinhart-King, PhD, Cornell University

Sihong Wang, PhD, City College of New York


2011

Peter Butler, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Roland Kaunas, PhD, Texas A&M University

Sanjay Kumar, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Rob Mauck, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD, Drexel University